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Creating a more equal society to make black lives matter

27 Aug

The summer of 2020 saw the spread of two pandemics.   The first, was that of Covid-19 that originated in a marketplace in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.  By 20 August 2020, there had been over 22 million cases worldwide and nearly 800,000 deaths.

The second pandemic began outside a shop in Minneapolis on 25 May when footage of an arrest showing a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American, while he was pinned to the floor.  Floyd said more than 20 times: “I can’t breathe!” while being restrained by Chauvin.   Chauvin’s three white colleagues stood by and watched.  Floyd was suffocated to death.

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